Top 20 Songs of 20th Century

Posted by Steven Lewis on April 07, 1999 at 14:34:11:

Here are the "top 20 songs of the century" according to a BBC survey of music sales, recording frequency and 'expert' opinions. Opinions, of course, may vary. Bing recorded nine of these songs (marked by an asterisk) and sang several others on radio or TV..

1. Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney) 1965
2. Stardust* (music: Carmichael/ words: Parrish) 1929
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) 1970
4. White Christmas* (Berlin) 1942
5. Unchained Melody* (m. North/w. Zaret) 1955
6. Imagine (Lennon) 1971
7. My Way (m. Francois/Revaux/Thibuat/w. Anka) 1969
8. Summertime* (m. Gershwin/w. Heyward) 1935
9. Over The Rainbow (m. Arlen/ w. Harburg) 1939
10. As Time Goes By* (Hupfeld) 1931
11. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (m. Kern/w. Harbach) 1933
12. You'll Never Walk Alone (m. Rodgers/ w. Hammerstein II) 1945
13. Candle In The Wind (m. John/w. Taupin) 1972
14. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer* (Marks) 1949
15. Hey Jude* (Lennon/McCartney) 1968
16. In the Mood (Razaf/Garland) 1939
17. Alexander's Ragtime Band* (Berlin) 1911
18. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury) 1975
19. Rock Around The Clock (Freedman/De Knight) 1955
20. Ol' Man River* (m. Kern/w. Hammerstein II) 1927


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